“As of now, the move is being implemented on an experimental and we plan to remove AFSPA in a phased manner in the two states. There has been a demand from various quarters, like civil society groups and political outfits, for some time now to assess if AFSPA can be withdrawn in some areas. In Assam, AFSPA has been in force for the last 26 years. In case of Arunachal Pradesh, the situation in some areas bordering Assam where AFSPA is in force would be reviewed for a partial
rollback,” a senior MHA official said.
Both the Assam and Arunachal governments had raised the demand to withdraw AFSPA in some areas at recent meetings with the home ministry. The BJP is in power in both the states. As of now, AFSPA is in force in Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Source- The Asian Age